Investigating the effectiveness of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) on Vietnamese EFL young learners’ listening skills

Van Han, Nguyen and van Rensburg, Henriette (2016) Investigating the effectiveness of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) on Vietnamese EFL young learners’ listening skills. In: Global language policies and local educational practices and cultures, 11th ed. Deep University Press, Blue Mounds, Wisconsin, pp. 156-173. ISBN 978-1-939755-28-5


In recent years, Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) has proven to play a substantial role in enhancing listening skills in studying English as a foreign language (EFL). With the development of CALL, learners have more opportunities to gain exposure to online activities which increase their potential for improved listening comprehension skills. However, the Vietnamese educational philosophy regarding English learning is traditionally associated with memorizing. In addition, the advantages of CALL in the Vietnamese educational context have not yet been fully explored and understood. In general Vietnamese learners lack English language skills due to ineffective teaching methods. This study was carried out at the Centre for Foreign Studies (CFS) at the College of Finance and Customs in Vietnam. The participants included 20 young learners, aged from 14 to 16 in both the treatment and the control groups. The data were collected from pre- and post-tests, questionnaires, interviews and a quasi-experimental method. Learners in the treatment group were exposed to CALL, whereas the control group studied only with the traditional textbook teaching method. The results of the study indicated that the treatment group had stronger listening skills after the intervention. This group was also more motivated and they were more relaxed in their approach to studying English language. In conclusion, the use of CALL improved their listening skills and heightened their interest in acquiring language competence.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2017 04:24
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2018 02:34
Uncontrolled Keywords: listening comprehension skills, CALL, Vietnamese EFL, quasi-experimental, treatment group, control group
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture

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